Home > Mental health > Brain > News News All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Brain's 'plasticity' amazes as boy recovers from drastic surgery Even though a third of the right hemisphere of a boy's brain was removed, the rest of his brain adapted to make sure he'd still be able to recognize faces. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains Being transgender is not a mental disorder, WHO decides The declassification should lead to less stigma. Can eating apples, bananas make your brain bigger? A healthy diet may just be the key to bulk up your brain and make you smarter. Why it's great to learn a second language According to researchers, people who speak two languages are among other things better able to focus on key information. Trusting a stranger may be a case of déjà vu Research has shown that our brains use a learning mechanism in which moral information encoded from past experiences guides our future choices. Here’s why eating makes you feel good Naturally occurring opioids which produce a sense of pleasure make us want to eat. See how the world’s first human head transplant will work Human head transplants might not be far off... There’s an actual health reason why you should do good There is a way to cope with the volume of stressful events we are exposed to on a near-daily basis. Man ‘wakes up’ after 15 years in vegetative state After a team of doctors tried using a nerve stimulating technique on a man who has been in a vegetative state for more than 15 years. He's now classified as being "minimally conscious". Head injuries in sport may cause up to 7% decrease in thinking skills Researchers have found that boxers and mixed martial arts fighters have higher levels of certain brain proteins that reflect brain injury. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Your hearing » Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing Healthy eating may protect your hearing Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss. Quit smoking » Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.